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Garner National Night Out Slated for Aug. 5

The Garner Police Department, in association with The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target, announces that the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) against crime will be held on Aug. 5. Over 37 million people in more than 16,000 communities across the United States will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity. This year the Garner Police Department will once again partner with Target of Garner in hosting an event at the Target store located at White Oak Crossings, from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. Garner Police, Garner Fire and Rescue, Wake County EMS, and Wake Med will all be on hand to talk about the prevention of crime and ways to avoid unintentional injury. Target and other local businesses will be providing food and games for the whole family.

Several Garner neighborhoods are also planning to have their own events. Everyone is encouraged to leave outside lights on, lock their doors, and get together with neighbors to recognize National Night Out. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events. National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us and ‘give crime a going away party”.

National Night Out 2014 is expected to be the largest ever. National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

If you have any questions about National Night Out or would like to see your community get more involved in events like this, please contact Garner Police Sgt. Chris Adams at 919-773-6072 or

Towne Players Production: 'Disney's High School Musical Jr.'

Shows Aug. 7-9 at 8 p.m.; also a 2 p.m. matinee on Aug. 9 Ticket $15 ($12 for students and seniors)

Book By: David Simpatico
Songs By: Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced By: Bryan Louiselle
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini

See the cast list at

Garner Chamber of Commerce Connect Conference

The Garner Chamber of Commerce’s annual half-day Connect & Plug in the Future conference, which focuses on major developments affecting the town’s economic climate and quality of life, will be held Aug 14 at the Grand Marquise Ballroom, located at 225 New Fidelity Court (just off U.S. 70 east) in Garner.

In addition to discussions of Garner’s future, the conference will include plenty of opportunities for networking at a welcome luncheon and a post-conference reception and dinner. The cost for attending is only $79 and includes lunch and dinner.

The schedule for the conference is as follows:

Noon - Registration and lunch
1-5 p.m. - Sessions
5-6:30 p.m. - Reception and dinner

Sessions will include the following:

Emerging and Converging in Garner!
Hear from a panel of the region’s experts how a Garner technology park at the former ConAgra site (now the Garner Technology Center) could leverage emerging and converging technologies to create economic opportunity greater than any we’ve seen.

What’s Next at White Oak?
Why such extreme grading at the intersection? Can one store - Cabela’s - really have the impact predicted? What else is coming? All this and more from Core Properties’ Rich Barta.

Status of Garner Bond Projects
Last year the Chamber board voted to support Garner’s $36 million bond package. Are the projects on target? Are they on budget? Are they what’s needed to take us to the next level?

Wake County: 3 Perspectives, 3 County Managers, 3 Decades of Leadership
Panel discussion features the Wake County managers who served from 1982 through the present: Richard Stevens, David Cooke and Jim Hartmann.

For more information or to register, visit